How to Use an Attorney’s Case Results to Determine if They Are the Right Fit
When you are hiring a criminal defense attorney you will likely look at several aspects of their practice before choosing the right firm. If you are like many people, one of those aspects will be their criminal case results. However, unless you have experience with hiring an attorney, you may not realize just how much information can be gathered from them. Keep reading to learn more and then feel free to contact The Mattern Law Firm at (310) 342-8254 if you need a legal consultation.
Look at the Percentages
First and foremost, you should look to see how many cases end with the charges being dropped or dismissed, or the defendant being acquitted, versus how many ended with plea bargains or guilty verdicts following trial. Remember that you are not looking for an attorney with a flawless track record. If you find someone like that, it probably means that they are either inexperienced, that they only take minor or minor simple cases that they feel confident they will win, or both.
At The Mattern Law Firm, we are proud of our case results and we know they offer a strong perspective into our commitment to our clients. That said, obviously we have not had 100% of our cases lead to acquittals or dismissals. This is because we are not afraid to stand up for a client who has the cards stacked against them. Also, we aren’t afraid of taking on a difficult case. We will take on a case and defend our client as strongly as possible.
Look at the Types of Cases Represented
Looking through an attorney’s case results also gives you a chance to review the types of cases they have dealt with. You need an attorney who has experience in the specific crime you are facing. For example, if you are facing a gang-related offense, you need an attorney with experience handling these cases. If you are facing a charge of homicide, you need an attorney who has represented clients charged with cases.
Review the Testimonials Too
It is likely that an attorney who provides easy access to case results may also provide access to their client testimonials. These can tell you a lot about the attorney as well. Look for an attorney who has positive testimonials, of course, but also look for an attorney with comments that make you feel more secure about their qualifications for handling your case. For example, it’s great if an attorney got a person acquitted, but you also want the testimonials to mention things like good communication and honest advice.
If you are ready to check out the case results of The Mattern Law Firm, you can check our website or give us a call at (310) 341-8254 with any questions. We are standing by to help you with your case.